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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 12 2018

For poor Venezuelans, a box of food may sway vote for Maduro

CARACAS A bag of rice on a hungry family's kitchen table could be the key to Nicolas Maduro retaining the support of poor Venezuelans in May's presidential election. | Video

Mar 07 2018

Kushner to visit Mexico after Trump tirades, testy phone call

MEXICO CITY Senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, will visit Mexico on Wednesday and meet President Enrique Pena Nieto, amid strained relations over trade and Trump's demands that Mexico pay for a border wall.

Mar 01 2018

Venezuela postpones presidential election to May 20

CARACAS Venezuela on Thursday postponed its upcoming presidential vote to May 20 in a move cementing an opposition split as socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro seeks re-election despite an economic crisis and global censure.

Feb 27 2018

Venezuela's Falcon runs against Maduro for presidency, defying opposition

CARACAS Venezuelan politician Henri Falcon on Tuesday defied a call by the country's political opposition to boycott an April presidential election and said he would run against President Nicolas Maduro.

Feb 21 2018

Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis

CARACAS A Venezuelan evangelical pastor who is running for president said on Wednesday that religious leaders have earned the right to enter politics in Latin America due to the failure of politicians in the region, where Protestant candidates are on the rise.

Feb 21 2018

Venezuela aims for crypto alchemy with new 'petro gold' token

CARACAS Venezuela is preparing a new cryptocurrency called "petro gold" that will be backed by precious metals, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, a day after launching an oil-backed token that has been panned as a pipe dream by blockchain experts.

Feb 21 2018

In Chavez-era throwback, Venezuela seizes part of a golf course

CARABALLEDA, Venezuela Venezuelan authorities have seized part of a coastal golf course in a move reviving memories of late leader Hugo Chavez's threats against the "bourgeoisie" but angering residents who worry officials' plan to build a school there will be abandoned.

Feb 16 2018

Salary + 144 eggs: Venezuelan firm offers unusual monthly compensation

CARACAS A Venezuelan security firm is looking to attract personnel with a "motivational" bonus of 144 eggs for good presentation and time-keeping - alongside a $10 per month salary.

Feb 09 2018

Mexico energy minister says election no obstacle to 2018 oil auctions

MEXICO CITY Mexico will push ahead with more oil auctions through the end of this year even if the leftist presidential front-runner and sharp critic of the energy opening were to win the July race, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said in an interview.

Jan 30 2018

Pemex woes, presidential race stall Mexican oil joint ventures

MEXICO CITY Mexico will likely have trouble finding international oil firms willing to partner with state-owned Pemex due to hefty fees, low oil prices and uncertainty ahead of a presidential election in July, a blow to efforts to reform the energy sector and boost government revenue.


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